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We loan because...
"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill

About us
Sam and Ellie were born in Oct 2009 and our project goal - "total loan impact" of $250,000.00 - was set. A portion of everything our family makes goes to this project. We include the kiddo's on every loan. At some point the portfolio will be entirely turned over to the kids to manage. Our hope ... Kiva can help teach our kids global responsibility and the importance of giving. In doing so, help them also learn ... the world is not too big that they can't make a lasting and meaningful difference to the lives of many.

Location: Pittsburgh, PA. USA      


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Team Activity

  • Margrete's Group
    Margrete's Group received a loan from Lorna to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, as well as a solar light.
    0% repaid
  • John
    John received a loan from Cameron to buy stock of sugar, cooking oil, soap, Omo, sodas, rice and waragi, a local drink in his village, for sale.
    12% repaid
  • Dynamic Islamic School
    Dynamic Islamic School received a loan from MOLLY to purchase a water filtration system to provide clean drinking water for its students.
    0% repaid
  • Tukur
    Tukur received a loan from Kev to buy food and clothing, eliminating pressure to sell maize for low prices at harvest.
    0% repaid
  • Bertha
    United States
    Bertha received a loan from Lorna obtain a new roof for her home, which will greatly improve the safety of their home while helping her rebuild her credit history.
    2% repaid

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